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Ridge Funeral Home

6620 West Archer Ave, Chicago, IL

OBITUARY

Sophia T Nosek

December 9, 1916February 8, 2020
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Sophia T. Nosek

Nosek, Sophia T. (nee Marek), age 103, passed away February 8, 2020. Beloved wife for 61 years to Joseph P. Darling mother of Kathleen Chyna and the late Gerard. Preceded in death by the late sisters Clara Lipinski, Josephine Michalak, brother Stanley, sister Helen Renkal, brother Rev. John J. Marek, C.S.C. and Rev. Andrew "Edward" Marek, OCSO and Walter Marek. Dear godmother, aunt, great aunt to many and Kathy, who would become like another daughter, not blood related but by a blessing later in life.

Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Ridge Funeral Home, 6620 W. Archer Ave., Chicago, IL (Edward A. Tylka Manager/Director) from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral Friday, February 14th with closing prayers at the funeral home 9:30 am going to St. Daniel the Prophet for 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial. Private interment Monday, February 17th at St. Adalbert Cemetery. Please omit flowers. For more information, 773-586-7900 or www.ridgefh.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Closing Prayers Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Committal Service Monday, February 17, 2020

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Kathleen Chyna

February 12, 2020

Mom, I still can't believe you are gone. I know you are in a better place and dancing and laughing with dad, Gerry and the rest of the family. Your grand puppies miss you.

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Biography

Sophia lived on the north side of Chicago in the early 1920's and 1930's. In 1933 she moved to Logan Square and attended Tuley High School. She worked at Stewart Warner for 8 years and during World War II, for a period of 2 weeks she worked at night making gas gauges for war planes. This was the one and only time she was fingerprinted and bonded for $10,000.00. The work environment at Stewart Warner was quiet; no words were spoken to anyone. Sophia did not even speak to her husband for 2 days until after the war started in the United States and Japan. She was honored with a party on her last day with gifts and a cake from the FBI men who were on duty with her. She loved every minute of it! The men called her "small fry" because she was only 4' 11" and 97 pounds. They say, "good things come in small packages". Who would have known???

Sophia was a good cook, baker and practical joker. I am sure that many of you have experienced her jokes at wedding showers. She always thought of her nieces, nephews and godchildren at birthdays and holidays with cards and gifts. She baked cakes and cookies for the Boy Scouts and Dixon State School where her only son, Gerard resided. Later she was a baker and "hostess with the mostess" for the Knights of Columbus. Many people took doggie bags home filled with her goodies for a "late night snack". We will all miss her smile, jokes, cakes and goodies. Thank you Mother, Aunt and Godmother!

Former member of the St. Daniel the Prophet Senior Club, AARP Chapter 3355; Howe Development Center.